The BEST Episodes of Friends

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Network: NBC

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

The Last One: Part 2

#1 - The Last One: Part 2

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2004

Ross and Phoebe chase Rachel to the airport. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica pack up their apartment. Joey gets Monica and Chandler a surprising gift.

star 8.81
1,451 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The Last One

#2 - The Last One

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired May 6, 2004

Erica gives birth, but there's one small added surprise. Ross realizes that he still loves Rachel.

star 8.28
2,685 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One Where Everybody Finds Out

#3 - The One Where Everybody Finds Out

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 1999

When the friends discover that Ugly Naked Guy is moving out of his apartment, Ross leaps at the opportunity to get his own place. Phoebe finds out about Monica and Chandler and tries to get them to reveal the truth.

star 8.13
3,417 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Alexa Junge
The One in Vegas: Part 2

#4 - The One in Vegas: Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 1999

Chandler and Monica reconcile and hastily decide to get married. Ross and Rachel get drunk and roam the casino. Phoebe deals with a 'lurker' on the slot machines.

star 8.09
1,868 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Greg Malins, Scott Silveri
The One with the Embryos

#5 - The One with the Embryos

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 1998

Phoebe's uterus is examined for implantation of the embryos. Meanwhile, a seemingly harmless game between Chandler and Joey against Monica and Rachel escalates into a full blown contest where the stakes are raised higher and higher.

star 8.09
3,099 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Amy Toomin Straus, Jill Condon
The One with the Proposal

#6 - The One with the Proposal

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired May 18, 2000

Chandler continues to pretend to hate the idea of marriage, unaware Richard wants Monica back. Meanwhile, Rachel and Phoebe discuss their 'back-up' plans.

star 8.07
2,315 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2

#7 - The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 7, 1998

Phoebe calls to warn of Rachel's impending arrival. Ross and Emily's parents get into an argument. The wedding ends with a blunder.

star 8.06
2,176 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Amy Toomin Straus, Jill Condon, Scott Silveri, Shana Goldberg-Meehan
The One with the Prom Video

#8 - The One with the Prom Video

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 1, 1996

The gang watches a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.

star 8.04
3,695 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Alexa Junge
The One With Chandler And Monica's Wedding: Part 2

#9 - The One With Chandler And Monica's Wedding: Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2001

Ross desperately searches for the missing Chandler. Joey encounters problems trying to get off the movie set.

star 8.02
2,057 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One with Rachel's Going Away Party

#10 - The One with Rachel's Going Away Party

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 29, 2004

The friends throw Rachel a small going away party and she proceeds to say goodbye to each of her friends individually.

star 8.01
2,811 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
The One Where the Stripper Cries

#11 - The One Where the Stripper Cries

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 5, 2004

Phoebe's bachelorette party features a rather unexpected surprise. Joey appears on a game show. Old secrets come to light when Ross and Chandler attend a college reunion.

star 7.99
2,622 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 2

#12 - The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 2

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2002

After Rachel gives birth to her baby, she must confront relationship issues around her.

star 7.94
1,800 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One Where Rachel Finds Out

#13 - The One Where Rachel Finds Out

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 1995

As Ross leaves for China, Chandler accidentally reveals Ross's feelings for Rachel. Joey takes part in a fertility study and is unable to sleep with his new girlfriend.

star 7.93
2,992 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers:
The One with All the Poker

#14 - The One with All the Poker

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 1995

Rachel interviews for a job as an assistant buyer. She also sees another side of the usually docile Ross when the girls face the boys during a not-so-friendly game of poker.

star 7.93
3,426 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jeffrey Astrof, Mike Sikowitz
The One Where Ross Finds Out

#15 - The One Where Ross Finds Out

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1995

A drunken Rachel calls Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to sleep with her.

star 7.93
3,531 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Michael Borkow
The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know

#16 - The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 8, 1996

Monica becomes infatuated with a friend of her parents when she caters a party for him. Ross and Rachel go on their first date. Joey and Chandler refuse to move when they get a new TV and two armchairs.

star 7.90
3,192 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Greg Malins, Michael Curtis
The One in Barbados

#17 - The One in Barbados

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 15, 2003

The friends support Ross as he prepares for a keynote paleontological address in Barbados. Phoebe has her hands full with two suitors, David and Mike.

star 7.89
2,729 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Scott Silveri, Shana Goldberg-Meehan
The One with the Baby on the Bus

#18 - The One with the Baby on the Bus

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1995

Chandler and Joey baby-sit Ben when Ross has an allergic reaction and has to go to the hospital. Phoebe loses her Central Perk singing gig to a professional singer.

star 7.89
3,339 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Betsy Borns
The One with the Rumor

#19 - The One with the Rumor

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 2001

Monica invites an old friend from high school over for Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Joey vows to eat an entire turkey by himself.

star 7.88
3,158 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
The One with Ross' Tan

#20 - The One with Ross' Tan

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2003

Joey and Rachel struggle to be more than friends. Ross gets a spray tan.

star 7.87
3,177 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Brian Buckner
The One Where Joey Speaks French

#21 - The One Where Joey Speaks French

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 19, 2004

Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition. Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack.

star 7.87
2,589 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Ellen Plummer, Sherry Bilsing
The One with the Stripper

#22 - The One with the Stripper

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2001

Rachel prepares to have dinner with her dad and tell him that she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Chandler discovers that Monica had a bachelorette party with a stripper.

star 7.86
2,907 votes
Directors: David Schwimmer
Writers: Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
The One in Barbados

#23 - The One in Barbados

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired May 15, 2003

Rachel finally tells Joey about her crush on him. Monica and Mike compete at a game of ping pong.

star 7.86
1,073 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

#24 - The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 1996

Monica suffers from insomnia and depression following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.

star 7.86
3,501 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Greg Malins, Michael Curtis
The One with the Nap Partners

#25 - The One with the Nap Partners

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2000

Rachel and Phoebe compete to be Monica's maid-of-honor. Joey and Ross find themselves in awkward positions after a nap.

star 7.86
3,160 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Brian Buckner, Sebastian Jones